Bed Bug Dog – K9 Detection
How It Works
The handler and canine will inspect the following items in all areas of the dwelling:
- all box springs, mattresses, and bed frames
- all headboards, footboards and night stands
- all furniture
- baseboards on walls adjacent to beds
Any area where the canine alerts* will get special attention from the handler to determine what the canine found.
The handler and canine are looking for evidence of bed bugs:
- Live or dead bed bugs (nymphs and adults)
- Live or dead bed bug eggs
- Bed bug shells (exoskeleton)
- Fecal matter (dark brown dots)
- Blood smears
*What does it mean when a canine alerts?
A canine will give the handler some sort of signal (sit down, point, bark, etc.) when they smell the presence of a bed bug in any form – that includes eggs, nymphs and adults. The canine will not alert on dead eggs or dead bugs.